Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is prevalent in almost 8% of the general population, particularly among survivors of war, terrorist attacks, motor vehicle accidents, burns and interpersonal violence. Experiencing a traumatic event can affect people in different ways at both a biological and psychological level.
Common symptoms include nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories, avoidance, and changes in mood. Disturbances in sleep, energy, and memory are also seen as a result of dysregulation in the brain.
Many of the standard treatments for PTSD are ineffective with most patients unable to find relief of their symptoms. Traditionally, antidepressants and psychotherapy have been used to treat PTSD but as in depression only a minority of patients respond to treatment.
Ketamine has shown great promise in treating the core symptoms of PTSD. According to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry, the severity of PTSD symptoms were significantly reduced in patients with chronic PTSD twenty four hours after receiving a single infusion of IV administered Ketamine.
Facts about Ketamine use for treating PTSD:
A single dose of ketamine can provide rapid reduction in PTSD symptoms for some people.
Ketamine is administered in subanesthetic doses and will be monitored by a qualified anesthesia professional at all times.
Only minimal short term side effects are seen that usually resolve within 1 hour after an infusion.
A Special Recovery Plan for Military, Veterans and First Responders
Every day, service men and woman risk their lives to protect fellow American citizens. Their brave actions regularly expose them to traumatic or life-threatening events that can lead to extended mental health conditions.
To honor these brave individuals, Ketamine Health Centers offers RESKUE, a program exclusive to veterans, military personnel and first responders, for the treatment of depression, PTSD and suicidal ideation.
For patients to participate in the RESKUE program, a valid, government-issued identification card must be presented and verified for treatment.
off six-treatment package of ketamine infusion therapy
financing available for all credit scores
off ketamine booster infusions, when needed
psychiatry support and follow-up after session completion
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